Learning will look different this year for many people, especially children. With all the uncertainty and changes, it's become even more important to create a sense of belonging in early learning environments. This is true no matter where children are learning.
Fostering a sense of belonging supports children in feeling safe and welcome in the learning environment, supports development of critical social-emotional skills, supports development of friendships, and builds resiliency.
Use the tips below to help create a sense of belonging in your early learning environment. These tips are beneficial for all types of educators including homeschooling parents, child care providers, preschool teachers, elementary school teachers, and parents guiding their children through virtual school.
Fall is a busy time, and it will be especially challenging this year as you navigate new health and safety regulations on top of the regular routine you normally go through getting your childcare program ready for fall.
With more to do, It's easy to start to feel overwhelmed. To save you a little time, energy, and money I've gathered up some of my my favorite tips, freebies, blog posts, and resources from Pre-K Printable Fun to help you get ready for back to school.
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Help preschool aged children build visual discrimination skills, as they practice recognizing details in common items found in schools. Visual discrimination skills help young children spot subtle differences in photos and objects. Having strong visual discrimination skills are especially important as young children begin to sort out different letters, numbers, and shapes.
Many of the kids are settled in for their first day of school. You may have PT Kindergartners, or their younger siblings who are excited about seeing the buses on the road in the morning.
This set of School Word Wall Activities includes a variety of fun sorting, pre-writing, and writing activities that can be used any time of year!
These printables can be used in your writing center, in small group activities, or for independent exploration!
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Patterning is an important skill for preschoolers to work on.
Understanding patterns gives preschoolers a solid foundation for learning more complex math skills and for developing reading skills.
This fun crayon patterning activity supports preschoolers as they learn AB and AAB Patterning.
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